Did you know hearing loss is the third most common health problem in adults over the age of 60? Do you have auditory loss and sense it may be too late to do anything about it? If not corrected, auditory loss gets worse as time goes on and the sounds and words you hear will grow fainter.
Visiting a hearing center as soon as you’re aware you may be losing this vital sense will make it easier to regain lost sounds. How? With the use of state-of-the-art hearing aids. It must be noted, aids don’t restore this sense, but they’re designed to enhance it so we can function more fully in a world of noises and sounds.
The first signs of hearing loss.
1) Family members ask you to turn down the volume on the TV.
2) You feel constant need to ask people to repeat themselves.
3) You struggle to carry on conversations in noisy environments like restaurants.
4) You find it’s more difficult to talk on the synapse xt telephone.
These are just a few of the first indications there’s a problem you may not be aware of.
There are some dangers if hearing loss is not corrected. If what we hear isn’t stimulated on a regular basis by interaction with others it becomes inactive. Just like our muscles, the ear mechanical mechanism in our ear canal must be exercised with the use of an aid. Otherwise, this mechanism will become lazy and will decline at a rapid pace.
When our muscles are weak, it takes greater effort just to do ordinary, every day things. When our hearing mechanism is weak, the same thing happens. It becomes more of a struggle every day just to understand what people are saying.
Over time, this way of life becomes so stressful and tiresome some people stop conversing with others around them and begin to shut themselves away.
What’s the solution?
Digital technology has gotten so advanced hearing aids can actually reverse many auditory problems. The good news is no surgery is required and they are effective. They’re comfortable, attractive (almost invisible) and they adapt to every one’s needs and budget.
So, when is it too late to visit a hearing center?
Sooner rather than later is a very smart move. Auditory loss related to the aging process may not always be preventable. But waiting too long to be tested is.
Auditory aids will not only improve this precious sense but they also work to preserve our brain. Your brain works along with the hearing mechanism to process sounds and speech and allow it to work at its best.